Hydrangea – Abracadabra® Star

Garden Height
36 - 48
48 - 60
36 - 48
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
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Vibrant lacecap flowers float atop black satin stems.

Big, funky flying saucer lace-cap flowers emerge pink and white and mature to hot pink atop black satin stems. The distinctive black stems provide interest in the garden before the summer flowers open.  Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage purple-blue flower color.

  • Salt Tolerant

Maintenance Notes:

This plant needs moist, well drained soil. Supplemental water may be needed in very hot weather. It may do better in part shade in more southern areas. Prune to shape immediately after flowering; heavy pruning is usually not needed. Very cold winters may damage the flower buds, so winter protection may be needed in very cold climates. The flower color can be shifted to blue with the addition of aluminum sulfate to the soil. Apply a controlled release fertilizer to the plant in spring.

Uses Notes:

An excellent summer color item for the mixed border. The distinctive black stems add interest even when the plant is not in bloom.

Maintenance Category: Moderate

Water Category: Average

Blooms On: Old Wood

Bloom Time: Late Summer

Hardiness Zones: 9b

Flower Form: Landscape

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